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Is This Music Genre Real Or Nah?

The most played genres of 2014 — or total nonsense. You decide. Whatever you loved listening to, discover your very own Year in Music powered by Spotify.

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    Metropopolis is pop music's indie, modish cousin. It's not the music that plays on Top 40 radio, but the music that plays on the cool station in the college town that you wish you had 24/7. Thankfully, you do have access 24/7: Listen to Metropopolis here.

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    Speed Garage is more than a place to store your sports car. It's an electronic music genre defined by upbeat sounds, breakbeats, and spacey vocals. Groove along to Speed Garage here.

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    What a spooky idea... TOO BAD IT ISN'T REAL. Ghosts are totally real though. That we know.

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    Indietronica is the happy marriage of indie rock and electronic music. Expect vocals, guitars, synths, and a danceable chorus. It's basically taken over the mainstream. Jam out to Indietronica here.

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    Unblack Metal adopts the sound of black metal, but songs are faith driven. Artists seek to promote the teachings of Christianity with their distorted guitar riffs, shrieking vocals, and lightning-fast tremolo picking. Rock out to Unblack Metal here.

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    Vaporwave is a modern take on the sounds and themes of '80s dance music. It's Muzak revisited. The sound is mellow, dreamy, and experimental. Lose yourself to Vaporwave here.

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    Thank you, Martyr-io! But our Acolyte is in another castle! This is one brutal metal genre that has not been explored... yet.

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    Grime music is a London-based industrial hip-hop genre. It's characterized by high-tempo rap verses spit on top of hard-hitting club music. Turn up with Grime here.

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    The truth is plain to see: Plain Core is totally fake. Plain Core music would be hxc boring and totally wonderful. Maybe somebody should make a mix tape...

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    Glitch Hop music is an emerging genre that takes hip-hop or crunk samples and pairs them with heavy bass and trippy beats using clicks and bit reductions. It's a diverse genre that varies widely in tempo, but retains a certain arcade feel. Get down to Glitch Hop here.

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    We want to live in a world in which Twee 'n' B is a real genre of music. Sadly that world does not exist... yet. Opportunity awaits. Somebody get cute, then drop that BASS.

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    Stomp and Holler is best described as folk music that makes you want to stomp your foot against the ground. It's not quite rowdy hoedown and not quite folk ballad. It's folk music that has errands to run, and it's super catchy. Stomp and Holler the day away here.

Is This Music Genre Real Or Nah?

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